Meet Ulughbegsaurus, the predator that ruled over the ancestors of the famous T.rex…

Ulughbegsaurus uzbekistanensis, the new carcharodontosaur from Uzbekistan / Photo posted on Twitter by TheDarknix1998


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The new perspective of Allosaurus may overturn 150 years of established thought…

Allosaurus skeleton at AMNH / Photo by Aditya Vyas on Unsplash

“Different lizard”

Allosaurus lived between 155.7 and 150.8 million years ago during the Late Jurassic Period. Its name means ‘different lizard’ in Greek because its hollow vertebrae were considered distinct from other dinosaur species known at the time of first discovery in 1877. …


Scientists described in detail the integument of Carnotaurus…

Mounted cast of the theropod Carnotaurus sastrei, on display at the Sauriermuseum Aathal, near Zürich, Switzerland / Jens Lallensack / Wikimedia Commons

A new pterosaur from Texas

Starting off with the description and naming of a new pterosaur genus from Texas. …


Despite the advancements in CGI technology, audiences are evermore less impressed…

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A Technological Revolution

To better understand why many blockbuster movies today look less realistic, despite their advanced special…


Lythronax skull cast, on display at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City / Jens Lallensack / Wikimedia Commons

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Ornithischians might have breathed differently from other dinosaurs….

Heterodontosaurus skeleton / ★Kumiko★ / Wikimedia Commons

Exquisitely preserved fossil sheds light on how ornithischian dinosaurs breathed

This month, scientists discovered that early members of ornithischian dinosaurs— the group that includes the duck-billed hadrosaurs, the frilled ceratopsians, and the armored dinosaurs, may have breathed differently than their relatives.


Mesozoic Quick Fact Series

Meet the famous T.rex and its kin…

Gorgosaurus skeleton / Ed T from Sugar Land / Wikimedia Commons

Starting with the basics…

The family of the “tyrant lizards” was erected and named after the discovery of the eponymous Tyrannosaurus in 1905. Early in their existence, tyrannosaurs were small predators with long, three-fingered forelimbs…


The alvarezsaurids drastically shrank around 100 million years ago…

Reconstructed skeleton of Patagonykus puertai / Kabacchi / Wikimedia Commons

‘Alvarez’s lizards’

Alvarezsaurids literally translates to ‘Alvarez’s lizards’ in honor of the Argentinian historian Don Gregorio Alvarez. These animals were slender theropods — a diverse group of two-legged dinosaurs with hollow bones and three-toed limbs— that may have been fully feathered in real life. …

Panos Grigorakakis

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